Friday, January 8, 2016

Natalie Cole's family releases singer's cause of death

The family of Natalie Cole released a statement to ET on Thursday revealing the singer's cause of death: Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.

"This is a very serious and progressive disorder in which the small blood vessels of the lungs are markedly narrowed or obstructed," the family's statement read, adding that Cole had been diagnosed with IPAH five years ago after a successful kidney transplant.

"She responded well to PAH-specific agents over many years, during which she performed many concerts worldwide," the statement continued. "[She] eventually succumbed to intractable right heart failure, an outcome that unfortunately commonly occurs in this progressive disorder, despite modern therapies."
Cole died at Ceders-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve at the age of 65. After her death, friends and fans took to social media to express their grief over the loss of the legendary singer.Music legend and Cole's close friend, Smokey Robinson, spoke with ET about her legacy, calling the "Our Love" singer "one of our greatest musical icons."

Cole's sisters Timolin and Casey also opened up with ET about their last days with Cole before her death, who were glad they got the chance to spend Christmas Eve with their sister days before she died.
"We were very blessed and thankful to spend that very special day with her that she loved. It was her favorite time of year."


  1. Great singer
    Sorry to lose her so young. She carried on her Dad's legacy and he would have been so proud of her.
    It hurts to lose good people. I hope she is at peace
    Luv PIC

  2. Natalie had a voice like her daddy .
    She was hooked on drugs at one time , lot of people said it was painkillers after her kidney operation . Dan / Lance has a lot of Nat's records . He had his very own show back in the day when it wasn't kosher for blacks to have a TV show .

    Nat 'King' Cole was definitely black , a smooth shiny back .
    Natalie is doing duets with her daddy .
    Love PIC